We hope that this page will provide you with helpful contact details and resources if you require help and support.
Resources and handouts from our events can be found on the Event Resources page.
PASTORAL & WELLBEING
Life and work in the criminal justice system can be immensely tough. Spinning all the right plates at the right time can feel overwhelming. The statistics are out there to show it's not just you that needs a little extra help. We hope that if you need it, these contacts will be a useful place to start seeking the right support and encouragement from others.
You can find publications and pdf resources lower down the page.
Bar Council Confidential Equality & Diversity Helpline: 0207 611 1320
Law Society Pastoral Care Helpline: 020 7320 5795
Employee Assistance Programme Confidential Helpline: 0800 169 2040
LawCare: 0800 279 6888
This website offers a vast range of support and resources for barristers, pupils, clerks, chambers' staff and BPTC students.
The Law Society: Stress and Mental Health Page
The Law Society Junior Lawyers Division: Resilience and Wellbeing
The Western Circuit’s Harassment Helpline
The Western Circuit’s Harassment Helpline has been approved by the BSB as a pilot harassment support scheme. The Helpline will provide confidential advice and support to all barristers (including pupils) on the Western Circuit who have experienced any harassment. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bar Council Parental Support Hub
Useful information about maternity career breaks, parental support and leave, as well as childcare resources.
LawCare offer support and promote good mental health and wellbeing in the legal community throughout the UK,